The artist, architect, and author Richard Cockle Lucas (1800-1883) was an intriguing cultural figure of the nineteenth century who fell into obscurity despite his own extraordinary efforts to build a place in the historical memory. As well as producing skilled sculptural works in wax, ivory, and stone, Lucas's multi-disciplinary approach combined print-making, stained glass, photography, performance, building, archaeology, antiquarianism, collecting, and writing.The Project includes:
- • a Research Fellowship at the Henry Moore Institute, 2012;
- • a PhD Research Studentship at Middlesex University, 2012-15;
- • the curation of an important original archive of the artist;
- • a database of works;
- • the development of an exhibition.